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The painting was replaced by Benjamin West's 'Christ Presenting a Little Child' in 1801. Casali's painting had its critics from the first. In 1751 Vertue notes 'at the Foundling Hospital … is one alterpiece [sic], done by Sign. Cav. Casali being the Adoration of the 3 Kings, which being tho't to be not strong enough, by some & of a pale weakly colouring is not put up in its place till the chapel is finished quite.
oil on canvas
H 254 x W 207.1 cm
painted as an altarpiece for the Chapel of the Foundling Hospital and presented by the artist, 1750
Signed: "F and Cafali / London"